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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

AFAD at Disaster Workshop Organized in China 01 October 2018

Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and AFAD delegation participated in the “Stockpiling For Disaster Aids” orgazined in China within the context of “Heart of Asia: İstanbul Process”.

The AFAD delegation visited the Chinese Emergency Management Ministry together with Turkey’s Ambassador to Beijing Emin Önen and had a meeting with the Chinese delegation headed by Deputy Minister Zheng Guoguang. Possible cooperation between Turkey and China in disaster and emergency management issues were discussed at the meeting.

After the meeting at the ministry, the AFAD delegation visited China National Coordination Center for Disaster Risk Reduction. Dr. Güllüoğlu had a meeting with the Head of the Coordination Center Zhang Xiaoming and received information about disaster risk reduction activities and technologies in China.

After the bilateral meeting, Dr. Güllüoğlu visited the research center of Huawie which is one of the most important technologic companies of China and the World.

Head of AFAD Dr. Güllüoğlu’s meetings and contacts with related offices and institutions in China visit paved the way for future cooperation in many areas such as disaster risk reduction, expert exchange, experience sharing, mass management, training, technological experience sharing, Turkey’s participation in the satellite coverage area, technology capacity transfer, social awareness and education.

September 26, 2018

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